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# Three Paradoxical Statements

Spot the paradox:

1. There are eight words in this sentence.

2. There will never be a first of December.

3. All of these statements are completely wrong in all aspects.

1. There are eight words in this sentence.

2. There will never be a first of December.

3. All of these statements are completely wrong in all aspects.

### Answer

Read number three again. Sure, numbers 1 & 2 are false, but what about number 3? It says it is false. So all three must be true. So it must be false. So it must be true. So it must be false. And so on and so forth. So don't you waste any more time on this!Hide Answer Show Answer

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Jan 21, 2002

This one made my brain hurt, dead good!

This was fun but very easy.

very clever

I'm outta school, I don't want to think that much!

This one made me use up my bottle of Excedrin. The answer was the confusing part. . .

headache...

well saying no. three is a complete lie makes all of them true, so all of them are lies because we are saying that no. three is a complete lie so that would make all of them true, so all of them are lies because we are saying that no. three is a complete lie so that would make all of them true, so all of them are lies because we are saying that no. three is a complete lie so that would make all of them true, so all of them are lies because we are saying that no. three is a complete lie so that would make all of them true, so all of them are lies because we are saying that no. three is a complete lie so that would make all of them true, so all of them are lies because we are saying that no. three is a complete lie so that would make all of them true, so all of them are lies because we are saying that no. three is a complete lie so that would make all of them true, so all of them are lies because we are saying that no. three is a complete lie so that would make all of them true, so all of them are lies because we are saying that no. three is a complete lie so that would make all of them true, so all of them are lies because we are saying that no. three is a complete lie so that would make all of them true, so all of them are lies because we are saying that no. three is a complete lie so that would make all of them true, so all of them are lies because we are saying that no. three is a complete lie so that would make all of them true, so all of them are lies because we are saying that no. three is a complete lie so that would make all of them true.... oooh i have a headache.

I'm sorry, but there is no paradox here. Statement three claims that all three are wrong in all aspects. This is wrong, in that it should read, "All of these statements are wrong in some way." This 'corrected' form fits all three statements.

word for word on brainbashers.com, even the title ;-)

There is a paradox caused by statement 3. The first 2 are irrelevant. Statement 3 is a self referencing statement. It could could read something like "This statement is false". Now the paradox is that the statement can be neither true nor false.

Oh crap! No December 1st? I was never born! Waaaaaah

if it's false that doesn't meen all of them are true. That was pointless

interesting....

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